Category: Events

The AJ & Jimmy Show

Before Wednesday mornings used to be filled with woe and wishful thinking, oh its only Wednesday but Oh he / she might text back and we can have a wild weekend.

The new AJ & Jimmy show brings the buzz of a suggestive SMS along with a bountiful bag of idea’s for events, tales of fun and fortune and a bustling bag of great music to make that Friday Feeling all more reachable.

AJ has been off swanning with Malibu across the summer and did she bring any back for us? Did she bugger, while Jimmy has been presenting for London’s 95.8 Capital FM, did he bring any foxy stories? Course he did.

The AJ & Jimmy Show Wednesday’s 10am – 12pm


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The Hoxton Fashion Show w Models of Diversity & LF Markey

This week we had a very busy show, with not one, but two fashionable guests coming in: Louise Markey from international fashion brand LF Markey and Barbara from Models of Diversity.

Shortly after discussing the great news that The Clove Club located just outside of Shoreditch Town Hall, received their first Michelin star, Louise Markey was already present to answer all sorts of questions about her company.

She runs her own fine friendly and fun fashion label right here at Hackney Downs Studios

We were also joined by Barbara from Models of Diversity who are an organisation campaigning to get more normal looking models on the catwalk and in our magazines.

On the magazine front we wished happy birthday to Cosmopolitan who celebrated their 50th year in print! Hoxton Radio also celebrated being residents at Hackney Downs Studios exactly 1 year ago today.

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Stokey Bear RW

Your favourite fast food flipper Burger Bear Tom is expanding his empire and opening a brand new den and diner in Stoke Newington.

Aptly named ‘Stokey Bear’ he’ll be serving up signature burgers along with craft beer, sides and disco funk music.

Stokey Bear opens for business at 126 Stoke Newington High Street from Wednesday Rocktober the 1st 2014 London.

The Burger Beats radio show is also back on The Hoxton Radio 2pm – 4pm on Thursday’s sucka.



Apps World Europe: Battle of the Bands

Calling all musicians, artists and signer song writers get set to showcase your skills and stage moves in a Battle Of The Bands competition.

In association with Apps World Europe, they are looking for musically talented tech heads who are also dab handers in code, html synth and 01001010101 style rhythm.

Entry is simple, fill out your details below where you will then be listed on their Facebook page, 1 like = 1 vote with the winners performing on stage at the O2. You’ll also get access to the App’s World event running at Excel on the 12th & 13th November.

Submissions close on the 10th of October so hurry and enter now by submitting a link to your best performance here.

Entries will be shortlisted on October the 14th and the winner will be the band with the most votes by October the 24th.


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Cre8 Hackney Wick’s Weekly Famers’ Market

Showcasing a delicious range of local artisan goods, meats, and deli foods get a hold of all your organic veggies and fruits at the Hackney Wick weekly Farmers’ Market.

Running every Saturday at Cre8, browse a fine selection of artisan and hand baked goods along with live music, boutique shopping and entertainment.

Pastures Poultry bring chickens, eggs and red meats with The Giggly Pig armed with hot bacon and sausage rolls and The Spence armed with specialty baguettes, buns and breads from Stoke Newington’s famed local bakery.

Farmers’ Market occurs every Saturday from 10 AM at the Cre8 Life Style Centre, The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney E9 5JH.



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Kronenbourg Anniversary

Bon anniversaire! Kronenbourg 1664 celebrated their 350th anniversary of the founding of its brewery at a special party at Le Cafe Du Marche’

We were slightly concerned about the 3pm opening time but decided to get involved nevertheless.

Greeted by French speaking gentlemen, upon entering the event it felt as though we had entered the wonderful town of Alsace, where the brewery was founded.

After a few special birthday drinks it started to become a bit of a Blur but Alex James was on hand singing the praises of the beer and had also laid on some of his finest cheese for us to nibble away on.

Check out the limited edition 350th anniversary Kronenbourg’s on the shelf now. Click here to see a video of the wonderful event.





Hoxton Live with Cider Box

Farewell I’ve left on a jet plane . .. . . . . ..

Loads of Classic Rock this week and loads of live: INXS, Guns N Roses, The Boss and Peter Gabriel (by accident)

The Foals are big in the game here right here right now so we played some the Foals.

DAN from The Cider Box joined us in the studio and made us drunk which is good and nice and you can find them shaking their apples tomorrow down on ye Mare Streets.

Their crusade is against the modern market of over ice’d and sweetened substances with more wholesome artisan farmhouse producers of real cider.

The Cider Box takes place at the Old Ship Inn, Mare Street Saturday the 27th of September 1pm – 1am.

@theciderbox // @TheOldShipE8

I’ve been Talksport Traffic & Travel and I’m a video star whatevs

#FF and that

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The London Art Book Fair

The London Art Book Fair returns this weekend to fill our lives with vivid colour and imaginative sketches to pave away encroaching Autumn skies.

It’s the UK’s biggest art book event where you’ll be able to browse at rare books, check out the latest contemporary publications and Carefully thumb through limited edition artworks.

There will also be a series of workshops, discussions, talks, readings and signings.

The London Art Book Fair takes place at the Whitechapel Gallery is running from Friday the 26 to Sunday the 28 of September 11am – 6pm.

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Hoxton Fun Palace

Monster Supplies are getting set to serve up a weekend of exciting events and enticing performances as part of this years Fun Palace weekend.

Across Hoxton Street and the surrounding area there will be performances from Shakespeare in Shoreditch, clay making, story telling, writing workshops and a tea towel party.

The area will be a hub of free art and community events celebrating all that’s good in the East though dance, singing, magic tricks and decorative colours.

Fun Palace is a national event taking place on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of October where buildings, open spaces and tents are transformed for enjoyable learning.

Check out the full Hoxton Fun Palace program here



AFRORETRO launches School of Uganglish

During Black History Month (October), eco-friendly fashion and lifestyle brand AFRORETRO launches a month long event as part of Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects Africa.

School of Uganglish hosts different workshops covering fashion, craft, music, art and food. You could create and print your own design, learn how to play the Busoga drum or sample Ugandan delicacies.

AFRORETRO’s School of Uganglish opens on the 9th of October coinciding with Ugandan Indepence Day, and will be running until the 1st of November.

Guest Projects Africa, where the School takes place, is located on Andrews Road 1, E8. For more information check out the website


The School of Uganglish from AFRORETRO on Vimeo.

By @FloravdBerg